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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Weekend Wrap up, holiday style And Weigh in

The long holiday weekend was productive and busy, but with some fun mixed in as well. Friday I got up early and did my P90x. Then got the kids off to school. Ran a bunch of errands and then back home. Spent the rest of the day in the backyard trimming shrubs, cleaning the back porch, windows, weeding and cleaning the furniture in preparation for the BBQ on Monday. I was COVERED in dirt and sweat and nasty by the time I was done. Got the girls home from school and then back to shower and change for the first Friday night lights of the season. Here in Texas it's a big deal. First performance marching for my son and he was nervous. Although he'd been told he was one of the best marchers of the freshman. I tried to reassure him that he has a great advantage with his Taekwondo training over most of the over band students.

They do conditioning everyday for band including running laps, push ups and crunches, etc. Usually they do 50 push ups which he can whip out pretty easily. The first day he was laughing at the kids who couldn't do any of it and were falling out. TKD pays off again! Anyway, we got to the game and it was HOT and humid. Thank you Texas in August, sigh...We stayed through half time to see the show and then left. The first week of school had left the girls tired and super duper cranky by then. Son got done after 11pm and by then even hubby and I were tired and cranky.

Saturday morning I was up and busy. Husband went to a car show early so I used the time to finish the weeding in the back yard I started on Friday. Then I came in, got the girls breakfast and did my P90X workout. After a shower and I was spent, so tired and STARVED. I had a big breakfast as by then it was 11am. After that I did some stuff around the house and later we finally watched the Hatfields&McCoys we'd recorded back in May. (It was good by the way). For dinner we had Mooyah burger. I had the turkey burger, lettuce wrapped and 6 sweet potato fries. Dessert was watermelon. yummy!

Sunday I woke up feeling like CRAP. I don't know if it was all the yard work, but I suspect it was being outside in the pollen for 2 days straight. Ragweed blooming and I paid. Plus my hands were killing me, I was sore. Luckily it was my "rest" day. I slept in a little and then cooked a big breakfast. Ended up lounging around most of Sunday except a trip to Sam's. For dinner I cooked a broiled salmon with a balsamic  glaze which was FABULOUS with a big salad and fresh peas on the side. So yummy. I still got in my 26 minutes of activity because we got in the pool after dinner and I swam a few laps.

Monday we had guests coming in the afternoon. I slept in later than planned. No more sore throat, but still congested. Opted out of the work out for house cleaning instead. Breakfast prepared and prep work for the BBQ. Guests arrived. The menu was burgers and dogs for the kids, a huge salad, fresh grilled corn on the cob and for dessert-grilled pineapple at the request of my middle daughter complete with "cimmanom" of course. It was delicious and we had a bit of watermelon also. I drank one beer (light) and 1/2 a light Mike's lemonade.  I was in the pool from around 3:30-8pm with the kids. Believe me it's not all floating and relaxing with those guys. I did so much splashing and tossing of children that I woke up sore yesterday!

This morning I got up and was ready for the workout by 5am. I didn't sleep well last night. Took my vitamins later than usual and I suspect that was the culprit. Either that of the small glass of iced tea I had at lunch (unsweetened naturally).  I did NOT want to get up, but I knew if I didn't, there's just no time for that hour anywhere else in my day so UP I went. I had the first Core Synergistics workout of the P90X and it was HARD HARD HARD. I couldn't get through it all. I just have to say that it helps to see the super fit and muscle bound people on the video groaning and struggling with the moves. That means that if I can do 3/4 of the stuff for my fat ass self I'm doing pretty damn good. 400 calories later and I was SWEATY and proud and pooped. My arms hurt already from all those push ups and planks and plank running. HARD I tell you.

And now the big news.....

So I was worried that I did not track completely everything for the weekend. I know what I had and how many calories for the most part. I didn't eat over 1500.  Today I'll enter it all in my LoseIt program and see if I'm right on. Problem was I didn't drink enough water on Monday especially being outside in the pool so much. I was concerned I would gain.  I did recieved the new scale which so far I'm pleased about.  I weighed in on Friday when it arrived. Here are the results.

Beginning  of P90X 8/13/12: 224lbs
                                8/31/12: 219lbs

That's 5 pounds in 3 weeks. For me that's a great loss. Anything more than a pound a week and I'm stoked. I am a slow loser. I just am. Fair or not, thyroid problem or not, genetics or not, whatever. I've been absolutely clean with my diet. I weighed yesterday and was up a pound, that's OK, I know it's water and this morning I saw I was down to 218. And now I'm done weighing until next week.

So that's an update on what's happening with me not much except work outs and tracking my food and kids stuff and work and somewhere in there I try to sleep now and then. I love my life. I'm so thankful, exhausted, but thankful. Hope you are all on track. MOVE and I mean it!


  1. 5 lbs in 3 weeks is awesome! Great work! I know a lot of people that get great results fro P90X. Maybe I'll give it a try sometime.

  2. Congrats on the loss (and on feeling better!)

  3. Nice going, from all of the workouts to the work outside (in this heat?!), to the clean eating and reward on the scale - woohoo!!!

  4. I agree I'm always happy for any loss!!
    Way to go on the P90X You rock

  5. Im looking forward to try P90X. I saw one on YouTube and I think it's a great workout. Have a pleasant week!


  6. You're doing an amazing job with the P90x program. Way to go! :)

  7. As a fellow slow loser, 5 pounds in 3 weeks is something to be proud of. Way to go!

  8. That is very good!!! I was also a slow looser. Frustrating at times but we will arrive if we stay focused. :) have a good week.

  9. A good weight loss and a good start for the Cowboys. You must be happy. We'll see if the Seahawks can take the Cowboys this week! Doubtful, but I am high on Russell Wilson and the new defense at home.


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